Mr Bruce Brennan has been appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Western Australian Police Service.
Police Minister Bob Wiese said the Lieutenant-Governor and deputy of the Governor, the Honourable David Malcolm, today approved the appointment for a term of three years.
The Minister said because of the ‘caretaker conventions' currently placed on Government, Mr Brennan's appointment had been endorsed by the Leader of the Opposition, Dr Geoff Gallop and independent members of Parliament had also been informed.
Mr Wiese said he was very pleased with the appointment saying Mr Brennan was a tough operational police officer who was held in high esteem by his rank and file.
Mr Brennan has been acting Deputy Commissioner since the previous Deputy Commissioner, Mr Les Ayton, took leave in February before officially retiring from the service in August.
"Bruce Brennan is a police officer of the highest integrity and ability and he has acted with distinction since taking on the position as acting Deputy Commissioner," Mr Wiese said.
"He has a proven track record in all areas of policing and it is a credit to him that he was the successful applicant chosen by an independent selection panel from a strong national field."
Mr Bruce Brennan joined the WA Police Service in 1965 and after completing recruit training he served at the Central Police Station, Port Hedland Station, Guildford Station and the Criminal Investigation Branch.
He has held senior positions, such as the Principal of the Police Academy, Chief Superintendent (Community Services), Assistant Commissioner (General and Traffic Operations; General Operations) and Commander Metropolitan Operations.
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